|Fire Potential Index : Image of the Day - NASA -- Data provided by the www.forestry.umt.edu/ntsg/ Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group at the University of Montana. Additional animation by Robert Simmon.|
Smoke and flame continue to color the skies over large portions of the western United States. Limited rainfall and scorching temperatures have created ideal conditions for fires, and weary firefighters are struggling to combat the blazes. This image shows fire danger around the United States, based on data collected between July 20th and 27th, 2000. (The Images/fpi_animation.mov animation shows a sequence of eight-day measurements, running from April 28th to July 27th, 2000.) Red areas indicate ...
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|Model Forecasts of the Tropical Pacific: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image and animation courtesy nsipp.gsfc.nasa.gov/ NASA Seasonal-to-Interannual Pediction Project|
What will climate conditions around the world be like for the rest of this year? Some researchers are predicting an El Nino will arrive in the spring of 2002. The false-color image above represents a one-day snapshot of what conditions will be like on April 1, 2002, as predicted by a sophisticated NASA computer model. Developed by NASA's Seasonal-to-Interannual Prediction Program (NSIPP), this model actually links together three models in one--one each for geophysical dynamics within the atmosph...
Keywords: What -- Snapshot; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- United States of America
|Animation of Sequoia Forest Fire : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image and Animation by Robert Simmon and Marit-Jentoft Nilsen, NASA GSFC, based on data from NOAA.|
Continued hot, dry weather in the American west contributed to the spread of numerous fires over the weekend of July 29-30, 2000. This is the most active fire season in the United States since 1988, when large portions of Yellowstone National Park burned. One of the largest fires currently burning has consumed more than 63,000 acres in Sequoia National Forest. This NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) image shows the fire on the afternoon of July 30, 2000...
Keywords: What -- Environmental Satellite; Where -- United States of America
|Montana Fires Animation : Image of the Day - NASA -- Images and animation courtesy Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA GSFC VisAnalysis Lab|
eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/0/789/montana_fire_med.mov large animation (4.1MB) Wildfires in the western United States have consumed about 6 million acres of forestland, as of Aug. 25. In Montana alone, fires have consumed more than 600,000 acres and show no signs of letting up. Fire officials, calling this the worst fire season in 50 years, have asked for help in battling the blazes...
Keywords: What -- GOES 10; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Montana; Where -- North Carolina; Where -- Kentucky
|Mixing Waters and Moving Ships off the North Carolina Coast : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov/ MISR Team.|
The estuarine and marine environments of the United States' eastern seaboard provide the setting for a variety of natural and human activities associated with the flow of water. This set of Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer images from October 11, 2000 captures the intricate system of barrier islands, wetlands, and estuaries comprising the coastal environments of North Carolina and southern Virginia...
Keywords: What -- Sun; Where -- United States of America; Where -- North Carolina; Where -- Virginia; Where -- Atlantic Ocean; Where -- Chesapeake Bay
|Rainfall Totals from Tropical Storm Bill: Image of the Day - NASA -- Images by Hal Pierce (SSAI/NASA GSFC), text by Steve Lang (SSAI/NASA GSFC)|
After coming ashore on June 30, 2003, just east of Morgan City, Louisiana, the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill continued to produce heavy rain through the southeastern United States and mid-Atlantic region as the system tracked northeastward across the country. The heaviest rainfall totals were along the Gulf Coast east of where Bill made landfall. Some areas between western Louisiana and the Florida panhandle received upwards of 10 inches of rain according to observations from the Multi-satelli...
Keywords: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM); Where -- Louisiana; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Florida; Where -- Mississippi; Where -- Alabama; Where -- Georgia; Where -- Virginia
|Unprecedented Fires in Southern Africa : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Science Visualization Studio|
The fires that raged across southern Africa this August and September produced a thick ''river of smoke'' over the region. NASA-supported studies currently underway on the event will contribute to improved air pollution policies in the region and a better understanding of its impact on climate change. This year the southern African fire season peaked in early September. The region is subject to some of the highest levels of biomass burning in the world...
Keywords: What -- NOAA 14; Where -- Virginia; What -- Earth; What -- Spectrometer; Where -- Zambia; Where -- Angola; Where -- Namibia; Where -- Botswana; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- United States of America
|Irrigation in the Heart of the Sahara: Image of the Day - NASA -- Images and animation by Robert Simmon, based on data aqcuired by the landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Landsat 7 Science Team Landsat data is archived and distributed by the |
Although it is now the largest desert on Earth, during the last ice age the Sahara was a savannah with a climate similar to that of present-day Kenya and Tanzania. The annual rainfall was much greater than it is now, creating many rivers and lakes that are now hidden under shifting sands or exposed as barren salt flats. Over several hundred thousand years the rains also filled a series of vast underground aquifers...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Morocco; Where -- Algeria; Where -- United States of America; What -- Landsat 7; Where -- Kenya; Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Egypt; Where -- Sudan; Where -- Libya; Where -- Chad; Where -- Tunisia